Saturday, May 10, 2008

Gas Price Map of USA

From GasBuddy (click to enlarge).

8 Comments:

At 5/10/2008 2:51 PM, Blogger Thomas Blair said...

The most striking thing is the degree to which there are so few smooth gradients across state lines. I presume this is because of the varying levels of state taxation. Amusingly, the more liberal states have the highest the gas prices

 
At 5/10/2008 3:58 PM, Anonymous Fred said...

California has oil wells and refineries operating within the state since the '30s. Their gas prices are high because of government.

 
At 5/10/2008 9:57 PM, Anonymous alex said...

It's funny viewing Maryland (where I currently live) and Virginia (where I grew up). There's about a 10-15 cent per gallon price difference when you cross over from Maryland to Virginia, but at the same time, for the most part, Maryland has strikingly better roadways.

 
At 5/10/2008 10:13 PM, Blogger Thomas Blair said...

It's also funny viewing TN and KY. KY gas is 10-15 cents more expensive and KY roads are awful.

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At 5/12/2008 12:38 PM, Anonymous alex said...

Sounds like gas taxes are one thing Maryland manages to spend on the right thing. This is saying alot for the state that wastes billions everywhere else on every half-baked feel-good liberal idea that comes up.

 
At 5/15/2008 5:42 PM, Anonymous Eric said...

I thought that picture was supposed to be Red and Blue (not green)


States Map


Do I see a correlation here?

 
At 5/15/2008 7:28 PM, Blogger Thomas Blair said...

Eric,

At first glance, there appears to be strong correlation, but upon examination, there are enough exceptions to conclude that it's not a function of political leanings. It has more to do with geography than anything else.

 
At 5/15/2008 7:31 PM, Blogger Thomas Blair said...

Well, geography and taxes.

 

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